Despite the difficult times we find ourselves in with COVID-19 affecting society as a whole. We wanted to keep as much of our work supporting Maritime Ipswich going as we can. So we are proud and excited to unveil a new award! The ‘Richard W … [Read more...] about ‘Richard W Smith Memorial Award’ 2020
We know in light of the developing Coronavirus pandemic that this will be a worrying time for our supporters and volunteers. Ipswich Maritime Trust is supporting action to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and as such, is following the … [Read more...] about COVID-19
The Wet Dock in Ipswich is now home to both Neptune Marina and Haven Marina which are full of many pleasure cruisers, yachts and the like. Many of which, that make Ipswich their home are retired working and historic vessels. Who now spend the end of … [Read more...] about Fenland: ‘A New Thames Motor Tug’
Over the last 60 years the brewery that ran nearly every pub in Ipswich was Tolly Cobbold, conveniently locating a brewery on the banks of the River Orwell at Cliff Quay. The current brewery building (built in 1896), now stands empty after closing in … [Read more...] about The Story of Cliff Quay Brewery
We have been supporting Maritime Ipswich for 37 years and this year is no different and we have done and seen some fantastic things that we are very proud of. Our wonderful team of volunteers have deserved a well-earned break this winter before they … [Read more...] about Highlights of 2019
It was some few years ago that Dr. Paul Richards of King’s Lynn gave a very informative talk to members of the Ipswich Maritime Trust on the Hanseatic League and its links with ports on the East Coast. We knew that Ipswich was a major Hanseatic port … [Read more...] about Launch of Ipswich: A Hanseatic Port
Have you ever wondered about where Coprolite Street on the Waterfront gets its name from? Well one of our volunteers took it on themselves to look into the story behind this odd street name. Today the fertilizer industry in the UK is dominated by … [Read more...] about The Story of Coprolite Street
Hello and welcome to the brand-new Ipswich Maritime Trust website! We have been hard at work for the last 10 months planning, writing and working with the amazing web designer Angie, from Purple Hippo to create something we are so proud of. So … [Read more...] about Hello World!!!